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Thomas StorringDirector – Economics and Statistics
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October 09, 2019

The total average price of cannabis was $7.37 per gram in Canada for the third quarter of 2019, down from $7.87 per gram in the second quarter. This overall decline can be attributed to lower prices for both legal and illegal cannabis.

Prices for both medical and unlicensed non-medical use cannabis declined from 2014 to 2017. Since the start of 2018, Medical use prices have been increasing, while unlicensed non-medical prices have continued to fall.                                                                         

When comparing Jan-Aug 2019 to the same period last year, average prices are up in all provinces except British Columbia. In percentage terms, the largest price increases were reported for New Brunswick (+30.5%), Manitoba (+28.0%) and Alberta (+20.3%).

In Nova Scotia, the average price of cannabis was $8.46 per gram through the first eight months of 2019, up from $7.27 per gram for the same period in 2018. For Jan-Aug 2019, the highest average prices were reported in Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Statistics Canada collects price and use data on cannabis through a crowdsourcing application, StatsCannabis.  As the data sample is self-selected, it is subject to statistical bias and not necessarily representative of the larger population.  Furthermore, monthly sample sizes have varied considerably, which also subjects the data to statistical bias.

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